Militants storm Army's 16 Corps headquarters in Jammu and Kashmir's Nagrota; three Armymen martyred

Militants in police uniform on Tuesday attacked an Army artillery unit in JJammu and Kashmir's Nagrota.

Militants storm Army's 16 Corps headquarters in Jammu and Kashmir's Nagrota; three Armymen martyred
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Srinagar: Heavily armed militants stormed the headquarters of the Army's 16 Corps in Jammu and Kashmir's Nagrota area early Tuesday, killing three Army personnel.

The militants carrying automatic weapons and explosives entered the field regiment camp around 5.30 am. Thereafter, a fierce gunfight broke out between the security forces and the attackers.

There were unconfirmed reports that four militants were killed in the ensuing gunfight.

A senior Army officer said that heavily-armed militants in police uniform stormed the 166 artillery unit, opening indiscriminate fire.

Meanwhile, the state administration has ordered shutting down of schools in Nagrota.

The field regiment camp is located in the garrison town of Nagrota near the headquarters of Army`s 16 corps in the state.

The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which runs through Nagrota, has been closed as the security forces cordoned off the area.

BSF foils infiltration bid along IB

In another incident, a Border Security Force (BSF) patrol party today morning noticed some suspicious movement near a Border Out Post in J&K's Samba district.

Following this, the BSF immediately cordoned off the area. When challenged, BSF patrol was fired upon by miscreants holed up in a tube well pump house.

BSF DIG, two jawans were injured in cross-border firing during mopping-up operations in Samba sector.

BSF foiled the infiltration bid along the International Border, killing three terrorists.

A senior BSF officer said a group of militants entered into this side along the International Border in Ramgarh sector of Samba district and the movement was picked up by BSF troops.

"There was no loss of life to the BSF in the gunbattle", he said adding the infiltration was foiled.

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